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The Petosiris-Necropolis Of Tuna El-Gebel

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From an early date, Khemenu, the Greek Hermupolis magna, was the capital of the 15th Nome of Upper Egypt, and an important religious centre on the borders of Upper and Lower Egypt. This chapter first focuses on three types of tombs: the first one consists of stone buildings called 'temples'; the second type is built with mud bricks and burnt bricks; and thirdly, there are tomb pillars of different sizes made of stone or mud bricks. Considering the architecture of the stone 'temples' and the mud brick 'houses' one can observe a development from a T-shape construction to rectangular buildings with two rooms. During 2007 and 2008, a team of geophysicists from Kiel University who surveyed the site of Tuna el-Gebel found that the borderlines of the Petosiris-Necropolis that were unknown so far are clearly visible.

Keywords: Lower Egypt; Petosiris-Necropolis; Tuna el-Gebel; Upper Egypt



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